Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict expected to return to practice this week

Monday September 29th, 2014

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is expected to return to practice this week after missing last Sunday's 33-7 win over the Tennessee Titans with a concussion. 

From TV station Fox19 in Cincinnati:

FOX19 Now asked Marvin Lewis before the Bengals hit the practice field if Burfict would return and coach responded, "I would imagine he will. Yes."

Burfict was initially diagnosed with a stinger after leaving the Titans' Week 2 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the second half. Concussion-related symptoms reportedly didn't surface until after the game. The 6-foot-1, 248-pounder also suffered a concussion in the Bengals' Week 1 win over the Ravens

The 23-year-old recorded an NFL-high 115 tackles and three sacks over 16 games last season.

The Bengals, which are 3-0 this season with wins over the Falcons, Titans and Ravens, play at the New England Patriots on Sunday.

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